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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 14, 2011 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, I'm not a Deadhead

Well I don't think I tick any of those boxes and don't think I particularly want to. So, I'm not a deadhead it seems. I do like a lot (not all) of the music, and enjoy (some) of the banter, but it's just not my nature to be obsessive. Can I still hang out here, or am I intruding on a private party and had best grab my hat and go?

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Oct 14, 2011 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, I'm not a Deadhead

Aye, but I think some of these might apply to some degree whether you acknowledge it or not, like having varied musical tastes and putting up with some lousy vocals. I'll pull a pint for you.

And though I was not being sarcastic, some of this was a riff on our little conclave here. I'd bet there are substantially more heads out there like LittleSense who are just Deadheads. Period. Could not give a flying fig what any of us writes or thinks.

I will admit to digging the music, buying E72 and having an understanding spouse... and nowhere did I mention black licorice.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 15, 2011 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, I'm not a Deadhead

I could tick few, if any, of those boxes; but I thought it was well said.

And I just learned, after 43 (or is it 44) years that I am a casual fan. But hey, that's OK by me. I still enjoy the music...probably more than if I was constantly dissecting it for criticism and/or second guessing "the boys" as to why they chose who they chose to be "playing in the band".

I don't listen to all Dead all the time, but when I do it puts a delighted expression on the tired, old visage is see in the mirror every morning

Am I a "Deadhead"? Maybe, maybe not. Does it matter?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Oct 15, 2011 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, I'm not a Deadhead

I'd say I was pretty much a casual fan too. I'd agree that struggling after self-definition, whether it be by means of politics, religion, or your choice in music, is a pretty futile and limiting thing to do - the best people are far too fluid in their thinking to be so easily categorised and filed away. But the delighted expression is certainly to be treasured, however it makes its way on to our aging visages.

I think these could be reasons why you and I get along so well, Bill.